On May 24, Jean Grover responded to an article that appeared in the May 19 Sun Journal that claimed Maine was the least religious state. Grover pointed out that "religious," as defined in her thesaurus is, in part, "spiritual-minded, faithful, conscientious, staunch, wholehearted, ardent and God-fearing," and that definition made it sound to her as a true Mainer.
I hope she is right, but with so many people leaving churches these days (using any excuse they can think of), the label "the least religious state" might be right.
We can prove that "title" wrong come Nov. 6, just by voting "no" to same-sex marriages, and increase our commitment toward religious beliefs.
Public policy and law are meant to serve and protect the truth. Society is vitally dependent on marriage as we know it and as it was intended and ordered by God from the beginning of time.
Moreover, no one has the right to have the law or the institutions of the state call marriage something that it is not. Truth demands that we recognize as marriage only those unions that are the true and full experience of marriage.
I am hoping to see a large number of "no" votes in November — a vote that we can all be proud of, once and for all.
Louis "Bert" Godin, Lewiston